Police report: tailgater arrested, fireworks create ban

by Jim Boyle


A 44-year-old Elk River woman was arrested for DWI at about 8:47 a.m. Dec. 4 after dropping off her child at Parker Elementary School.

Police received two calls about the woman. The first came that morning at 8:01 a.m. asking what the proper course of action would if a parent showed up with alcohol on that their breath.  Those calling believed a parent of one of the school’s students had been doing this. They   were advised to call the police.

The second call came later that morning when the woman reportedly came in with alcohol on her breath. Police located her and made the arrest.

Xbox suspect being investigated by police

A 48-year-old Elk River woman reported Dec. 9 the theft of some electronics from her residence in the 12000 block of Ranch Road. Taken were an Xbox 360 and controller, an Xbox 360 Call of Duty game and an Invicta watch. Total value: $550.

Adults, youth arrested at drinking party

Elk River police were called about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 8 to the 200 block of  Eighth Street for a report of a party where juveniles were drinking. The residents cooperated with police and allowed them inside. The following were cited:

a 17-year-old Elk River girl for minor consumption, a 19-year-old Zimmerman man for underage consumption, a 17-year-old Elk River girl for minor consumption, a 17-year-old Elk River girl for minor consumption,  a 16-year-old Albertville girl for minor consumption, a 53-year-old Elk River man for violation of the social host ordinance, a 50-year-old Elk River woman for violation of the social host ordinance and a 24-year-old man from Big Lake was arrested for providing alcohol to minors.

Man, 57, urges man to turn self in to police

A 44-year-old Elk River man called police about 8 p.m. Dec. 8 after a 57-year-old Elk River man came to his house in the 13000 block of 192nd 1/2 Avenue wanting to speak to his son.

The complainant told the man his son was not home.

The man at the door proceeded to tell the complainant his son should turn himself in himself into police in connection with a recent death.

He also told the man that if he did not turn himself in, a group of individuals would see to it that he did.

Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz said the police department had no reason to arrest the son.

Jewelry, beer taken from Elk River home

A 47-year-old Elk River woman reported on the night of Dec. 7 in the 12000 block of Mississippi Road that she is missing jewelry and some beer from her residence.

The caller stated her daughter had two parties over at her residence and noticed two 12-packs and three gold rings missing after one of the parties left.

Suspect information was provided to police.

Man, 18, assaulted at hockey game

A 38-year-old Elk River woman reported at 10:03 p.m Dec. 6 her 18-year-old son was assaulted at the Elk River Ice Arena, 1000 block of School Street, during a high school hockey game. Police are investigating.

Rare coins taken from Elk River residence

Rare coins taken from Elk River residence

A 44-year-old reported Dec. 6 that several items were stolen from  her residence in the 10000 block of 202nd Avenue. The missing item included rare coins and a bank.  Police are investigating.

BB gun damages Salk, police believe

Salk Middle School Principal Julie Athman reported Dec. 6 after it was discovered that two exterior windows were damaged on the school.  Police believe the windows were damaged by a BB gun.

Speeder/tailgater arrested for offenses

Police received a traffic complaint at 2:53 p.m. Dec. 6 about a motorist speeding, tailgating and passing on the shoulder. The suspect vehicle was located, and it was observed cutting another motorist off.

The driver, a 29-year-old St. Paul man, was stopped and cited for failing to stop at a stop sign, texting while driving and no insurance.

Parts of a gun found along Highway 10

A 64-year-old Elk River man called police Dec. 6 after finding parts of a gun on Highway 10.  The gun was a muzzle-loading rifle.

Fireworks create a bang and a citation

A 16-year-old Elk River boy was cited for disorderly conduct and use of fireworks  on Dec. 6  after allegedly setting off fireworks in a bathroom at Elk River High School, 900 block of School Street.

Man’s tires flattened overnight on Baldwin

A 50-year-old Elk River man reported at 4:55 a.m. that all four tires on his vehicle were flattened in the 300 block of Baldwin Avenue.  A possible suspect was named.

Hotel guest fears people were after him

Elk River police were called at 2:09 a.m. Dec. 5 to a fire alarm at the Country Inn and Suites, 18894 Dodge St.

When police arrived they found water coming out of one of the rooms.  A male in the room was screaming for help, because he thought someone was after him.  The male eventually came out of the room and was sent to the hospital.

Walked away from crash in the cold

A 31-year-old Princeton man showed up dazed and confused at a residence  in the 10700 block of Brook Road on the morning of Dec. 8.

He claimed to have been driving in Elk River overnight when he got into a crash and walked away from his vehicle.

He walked to the Brook Road and police were called to assist.

He was taken by ambulance to the hospital to be checked out for cold-related injuries.

New meaning to the term convenience

A 48-year-old St. Cloud man brought new meaning to the term convenience store.

An officer performing a business check at Beaudry Express, 610 Proctor Ave., at around 3 a.m. Dec. 8 noticed the man sleeping on a counter inside the store.

A Beaudry Express staff member said the man had been at the store for several hours.

The officer spoke to the man, who said he had stopped at the store due to weather. The man later left without incident.